After a big jury verdict, the Kingston workers now have to tie each illness to toxics in the coal ash. It has parallels to the 9/11 recovery crew cases.
For dozens of Tennessee workers who cleaned up the nation’s worst coal ash spill and claimed it made them sick, the recent jury verdict against their employer was a major victory after a five-year slog through the federal courts.
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Original Title: A Coal Ash Spill Made These Workers Sick. Now, They're Fighting for Compensation.
Full Text of the Original Article: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04122018/toxic-coal-ash-spill-illness-verdict-kingston-tennessee-cleanup-workers-compensation